Coffey Cousins' Clearinghouse Website
Founded by Leonard Coffey (1930-1989)
Newsletter edited & Published by Bonnie Culley, 1989-2011


Welcome to the Coffey Cousins' Clearinghouse Website
Coffey Coat of Arms

This is a genealogy site created to assist researchers with their Coffey, Coffey, etc. ancestors.  This page and all attached pages were designed by and are the property of Jack K. Coffee. 

The Clearinghouse was the brainchild of Leonard N. Coffey (1930-1989) and began with newsletter number 1 in Jan., 1981.  That effort brought together a group of Coffey researchers who met for the first time in May of 1984 at Boone, Watauga Co., NC.  Since then the "reunions" have continue for 32 consecutive years.  The reunion organizers - all volunteers - attempt to arrange accommodations each year in a different state.  As a result, they have been held in states from Virginia to Oregon and many in between.  This group has no by-laws.  "Officers" are chosen so that some leadership is available to make decisions about the next reunion.  Typically, this group, very loosely referred to as "the board" expands yearly to include the person who hosted the most recent reunion.  The board typically consists of a president, a vice president, a treasurer, secretary and several other at large members.  Long time president Jeff Coffey of San Antonio, TX once referred to us as a "disorganized organization."


The following are links to some site tools and projects as well as several Coffey/e resources and forums.  Feel free to explore the site and use any of the information for your personal research.  Please note that all of the information, in the format presented, is copyrighted by this website as well as the person who submitted the information.  We do not guarantee the accuracy of any genealogies you might find here or, on any website for which a link is provided.  Researchers are welcomed to use any research found here in their private research.  None of the information in the current form can be used on any other website.  When using the information please cite the source.  It's the proper and legal thing to do.

Coffey Blog - a blog written by me containing information about many Coffey families.  Searchable.

Coffey Cousins' Quarterly Newsletter - Edited by Jack Coffee

Coffey / Coffee Y-DNA Surname Project - The entry site to our DNA Project hosted by Fred Coffey.

The Edward Coffey Project - An explanation of my project to document and link as many of the descendants of Edward and Ann Powell Coffey.

An Examination of the Coffey Families Living in and Around Russell County, Kentucky, in the 1800's - Researched by Fred Coffey

Frequently Asked Questions

Miscellaneous Coffee/y Text Files

Some Kentucky Cemeteries and Website Links - A directory maintained by Jennifer Kidwell Fish & Sheila Kidwell

Copies of and Index to Previous Coffey Cousins' Newsletters - Maintained by Fred Coffey with Index provided by Reams Goodloe

Coffey/e On-line genealogy forums:

    Coffee Family Genealogy Forum

    Coffey Family Genealogy Forum

    Coffey Family Forum @ Ancestry

    Coffee Family Forum @ Ancestry


The 2014 Coffey Cousins' Reunion

The 2014 Coffey Cousins' Reunion will be held April 24 to 26th at Brownsburg, IN.  Headquarters for the event will be the Comfort Suites hotel located at 500 West Northfield Dr.  Hostess for the event is Donna Wolfe Hoy.  A block of 15 rooms has been set aside for us until March 15, 2014 at which time they will revert to the general public.  If you plan to attend, please make your reservations early.  Price before March 14 is $79/night.  On March 15, the price will be as much as $109 to $120 per night.  When booking your room, please tell the hotel that you are with the Coffey Cousins' in order to receive the discount.

Telephone the hotel at 317-852-2000.

Brownsburg is located in Hendricks Co., IN, approximately 20 miles to the west of Indianapolis via I-74.  The hotel is located just south of I-74 at Exit 66.

Many Coffeys have lived in Hendricks and surrounding counties, including brothers Thomas Coleman Coffey and Major James Coffey, both sons of William Martin and Rhoda Holt Coffey.  Major and his wife are buried at Stilesville, about 20 miles SSW of Brownsburg.  This very large cemetery is located just one block north of US 40 in Stilesville on East North St.

Information concerning banquet arrangements and costs will be released when finalized.  In the meantime, contact the hotel directly for reservations and Donna (djwhprisms@aol.com) for any other questions you might have.  For genealogical questions concerning Coffey families in Indiana, please contact me (jack.coffee@gmail.com).